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. and then of course we need to strengthen our gun laws. i hope that either by executive action or leglative action, we will convene such a commission. but, mr. president, i want to make very clear i am not offering this idea as a substitute for any aion that we can take now, any action that the president can take now, for instance, with regard to the existing laws that are aimed at preventing people who shouldn't have guns from having them, keeping guns that really are military and are not part of hunting or sports shooting off the market. anything the president can do, anything congress can do. now, i would support a restoration of the assault ban today. these are wpons developed by our military originally, not by private industry for hunting or sport shooting purposes. they shouldn't be sold. we have got the background checks in the brady bill. if you attempt to buy a gun from a licensed federal firearms dealer, why shouldn't that exist for people who would buy a gun at a gun show, where incidentally terrorists we know have bought guns. so anything we can do quickly we ought to do. but i also think
effort. the other thing i think that is striking is the way in which he really kicks into action the whole of the whitehall bureaucracy which has worked quite efficiently under neville chamberlain. he was not a fool. he was a good administrator but churchill has these famous, what would now be like post-it kind of things which says action this dayment and if he wants some minor bureaucrat to get going on an issue, he put, you know, action today on a memo. he's interrogating the whole bureaucracy, kind of like john kennedy used to do. don't just take it from the immediate person below you. find out what's going on. and you can see in some of the diaries of civil servants this sense that suddenly the machine is just gearing up to a completely different level. and 245 sense of a dynamo at work is the other thing that is really important. >> and it is, of course, a conjunction of him realizing that his position is unique. i felt as if i was walking with destiny. but also the conjunction is with a nation and a people who are at a unique point in their history. it's very easy now to ju
and he said he thought it was great. he just hopes the president follows through on that call to action, whatever that action ends up being. >> that is the question, what answer. peter doocy live in washington. >> lawmakers on both sides of the aisle are vowing to take steps to try to keep that type of tragedy from happening again. kelly wright is live with more. >>> law americas as well as the president affected by the school shooting tragedy. as the president spoke out to console the residents of newtown he wants to take meaningful action for such tragedies in the future. >>> in the coming weeks i will use whatever power this office holds to engage my fellow citizens to law enforcement to mental health professionals to parents and educators in an effort aimed at stopping more tragedies like this. >> flags are half staff for children and teaches who died in this senseless shooting. republicans are vowing to take action. >> i think we need a national commission on mass violence not to be in place of anything else the president or congress or state governments might want to do, but to ma
. >> the voices of reasons cannot be silent. through administrative action we must limit the proliferation of automatic weapon that have no purpose other than to kill citizens. >> the newtown tragedy could be a tipping point for some pro-gun lawmakers. >> reporter: the numbers are striking, 8,500 people died each year in gun violence. since columbine, more than 30 mass murders. the latest is chilling. >> shame on nra. >> reporter: as protesters gathered outside of washington, the nra declined to comment on the debate. but there were signs that they have. joe manchin, a life long nra member said he's rethinking his position. >> i don't know anybody that goes hunting with an assault rifle. i don't know anybody that needs those types of multiple clips as far as ammunition. >> reporter: and joe scarborough, now an nbc host also reversed himself on gun control. >> politicians can no longer be allowed to defend the statistic customer quo, they must instead be forced to defend our children. >> reporter: at least one texas republican defends the rights of owners. amid the talk of gun control, gun
that she actually saved a great many lives and taken the action that is she did. she is truly a hero today. >>> our coverage of the connecticut school shooting continues. pope benedict xvi expressed his condolences today to those who lost loved ones. >> to those affected by this tragedy, each of you i send abundant blessings. >> the pontiff said he is praying for the families of the victims, especially those who lost children. the pontiff asked worshipers to turn to faith. >>> a second round of voting takes place next weekend. the election has been marred by violence including an attack on the opposition headquarters. opposition leaders said police stood by during that attack. >>> kim jung un attended a memorial for his father. his son has spoken of economic reform but the united nations has found no improvements in his human rights record and last week jung launched a rocket in the show of the young leader's power. >>> and there was a memorial for a london nurse. photographers they mobbed the transfer of her coffin. the nurse committed suicide after she put through a prank call into kate
climate change than the average person who says we have to take action right away because they don't think it is a real problem. they have all of these reasons not to back it up. as a scientist, i think the facts are enough. there is an enormous amount of fear that we're dealing with an issue where the m? are distant and far away. but the solutions -- where the impacts our descent and far away. but the solutions infringe on our freedom and our economy and our rights. there is a lot of emotion attached to this. do i think about which research projects to do? no, because i get it for standing up and saying that by seeing the change in humans are the cause. it is not new research here is the basic fact we have known for decades. >> how do you communicate that? >> they are are a few people for whom facts are important, but it is about fear. it is thinking that i am a conservative and conservatives don't think this is true. or i am a person of faith and this is not compatible with my faith in god. these a things that people near and dear to their hearts and not their brains. but we all live on
, that you spoke to a man whose children used to go to sandy hook elementary and he's trying to take action to mobilize his neighbors. what did he tell you he's doing. >> his kids went to sandy hook years ago. he feels like a lot of people feel in this town. how do you make sense of this? he says some people grieve, what he wants to do is take action. so he's in the process of mobilizing people. he held a meeting today with people try og figure out what to do. as far as emailing their representatives and sending phone calls, trying to get some sort of action all the way up to capitol hill. the hope is to sort of try to find some sort of semblance of a remedy to what's happened here on friday. >> all right, alison kosik, thank you very much. >> allison reporting for us, as she gets more information she'll be back with us. we learned some new information on the timeline. a connecticut newspaper releasing a chilling and extrely detailed timeline of what happened just before the ten minutes of horror on friday. information about the heroes, we haven't heard until now. oh, hey mike. what are you
from the united nations on this presidential statement condemning the actions of north korea can set the stage for tougher actions in the future if china -- if north korea were to launch another missile. that missile has been launched. we now think it's time for tougher actions since her engaging diplomatically with china and other members of the u.n. security council on tougher resolutions and possibly sanctions against north korea. >> make any progress quick >> if you type to the state department to figure out what's going on. we've conveyed very frankly, candidly to the chinese in both washington d.c. and beijing in my case. >> in beijing, what is the view that you can tell of kim jong-un about what power he has, who he is, what its capabilities are to stay in north korea? >> the chinese believe we need to give north korea a chance in and develop economically. china would like all the parties that are part of the six party talks to get back to the table and to see if we can't encourage better behavior from north korea as opposed to imposing sanctions now and trying to coerce north
. >> she talks about the heroic actions of her teacher. >> what do you remember? what happened? >> we got to school and did everything we needed to and then we heard this racket at a classroom. we were all scared. then we heard them say go in your cubbies. >> everybody went to their cubbies? >> uh-huh. >> did you hear any more bad noises? >> yes. >> while that was going on your teacher was reading you books and keeping you calm? >> yeah. >> you have a good teacher don't you? >> uh-huh. >> you love your teacher? >> yes. >> did your teacher seem nervous? >> no. >> she just kept her calm and told you a story. >> uh-huh. >> you remember which one? >> she read us the nut cracker and another book that was about christmas. >> i love the nut cracker. do you love it? >> yes. >> i am afraid of the mouse king. ill scary. let's be honest, right? not just me. you are in there, how do you leave the classroom? >> we got in a line and we had our close our eyes. >> you had to close your eyes? >> yes. >> and when you opened them where were you? >> we were walking down to the fire station. >> what happened
hanger. >> the hour for immediate action is here. it's now. >> t-minus three days until everyone's taxes go up. the politicians are in a mad scramble this morning. so, what are the odds of a deal to prevent disaster? >>> the price of fashion. are your skinny jeans a health risk? why doctors are warning of nerve damage, abdominal pain, heart burn, even blood clots. >>> is britney spears about to lose her job as a judge on a talent show? why simon cowell reportedly calls her toxic to the show's success. >>> and good morning, everyone. we've got a lot to get to this last week of 2012. can you believe this year is almost over? and of course, we're going to start the show with weather. take a look at snow falling overnight in illinois. the year ending with a one-two punch of nasty weather for much of the country. ginger zee will tell us how it will affect your travel plans. >> nothing makes ginger happier than a big winter storm. we'll talk to her in just a moment. >>> speaking of travel. this is exactly what you do not want to hear after you've ponied up for a christmas cruise on "the queen
tonight -- president obama -- promising action. grant lodes is here with more. >> president obama is talking tough after the mass shooting that we just saw. today,mister obama took the podium this morning with vice president joe biden at his side. the president.talking tough on the need to reduce gun voilence.especially mass shootings like the one we just saw. today we learned the vice president will lead a task force that will present a set of gun control recommendations to the president. >> it is encouraging of all backgrounds are willing to challenge and change longstanding positions. that conversation has to continue but this time those words need to lead to action. the point that this is complex no longer is an excuse for doing nothing. the fact that we cannot prevent every act of violence does not mean that we will steadily reduce the violence. and prevent the very worst violence. that is why i have a past vice president to lead members of my cabinet and outside organizations to come up with a set of concrete all lines with proposals that i intend to push without delay. the
, for example, has six child psychiatrists for its half million population. today, a call for action. a summit on childhood mental health by the american academy of adolescent and child psychiatry. >> yeah, there's a lot we do know. we just don't comprehensively apply what we do know. >> reporter: that's because of hon money? >> yes, i believe so. >> reporter: john donovan, abc news, washington. >> money again the issue. so as we go through the next couple of days, all this talk about taxes and budget cuts, you would hope they say let's not cut from whatever pot of money goes towards mental health services. we'll see how it plays out in d.c. >> that's going to bring us so our facebook question of the day. we've been asking your advice as they discuss the gun control laws. >> jennifer says, it's not about gun control. it's about getting a country to embrace valuable character traits and practice them. >> paul is straightforward in saying, deterrence is the answer. >> and calling it a complex issue, lisa says congress needs to be the public servants they purport to be by banning assault weapons
of the photographs of mathew brady and others. like the photographers of the civil war, whose equipment made action scenes impossible, homer preferred static group formations, and yet the feeling of directness in recording the ordinary lends to his work a special force. prisoners from the front, with its profound sense of the resignation, exhaustion, and human cost of war, evoked the admiration of both critics and the public and brought homer his first recognition as an artist. paris, december 1866. homer arrived for an extended visit and to see prisoners from the front and another of his civil war paintings that had been selected for showing at the universal exsition. enjoying the celrity of an artist whose work was well-received, he made the trip profit drawing parisian enes for harper's. homer must have been intrigued by the changes underway in french art and by what he saw in the galleries. with friends, he made several excursions into the countryside near paris, where he developed an eye for the light that would soon appear in his own paintings. after 11 months, he was ready to return to ameri
them? >> sure. that's what the class action lawsuit is about. i know you're a social media guy. imagine if your picture is posted on instagram and stolen and used as an ad. they profit it off it and it's your picture. it's interesting that now even with what their privacy policy says, they've made changes. when you join instagram and use it, you agree to those terms. when they change it to benefit the company, of course you have a right and cause of action. >> kelly, i know when you go on google and you google information, the company actually uses that data, mines of the data, maybe even sells it. isn't it the same? >> it is but facebook had a class action lawsuit about that for advertisements and selling information to companies and i think they settled for $915 million to make it go away. they have to disclose that ahead of time. you have to knowingly agree to that. instagram minors go on there. they cannot agree to any terms but instagram doesn't block them from using it so there's a possibility they'll pay. they have to be careful and user-friendly. when they try to capitalize on y
came out to the national action network feeds the homeless and seniors and we stood together and said despite or differences, we agree on banning assault weapons, and we agree that there must be gun control, hoping to use that as a model, saying that there must be bipartisan agreement about gun control in washington. if we can get unlikely people to stand together, we can maybe lead to some sane gun policies in this country. >> certainly you're no stranger to end the fight to gun violence, but when we talk about what you're trying to do next month, what are your hopes there? >> my hopes are to raise with the teachers, randy weingarten of the federation of teachers, all talking about how we raise the point when mr. lapierre and the nra had the opportunity to say let us deal with some sane gun policies, let's talk about how people don't need a magazine with 100 rounds in it, that's notself defense, that's not hunting. and how we can back up -- yes, people have a right to protect their family, but you don't need all of this to protect your family. he did the opposite. he said let's put a
? if i win, can millions of others sue them? >> sure. that's what the class action lawsuit is about. i know you're a social media guy. imagine if your picture is posted on instagr and stolen and used as an ad. they profit it off it and it's your picture. it's interesting that now even with what their privacyolicy says, they've made changes. when you join instagram and use it, you agree to those terms. when they change it to benefit the company, of course you have a right and cause of action. >> kelly, i know when you go on google and you google information, the company actually uses that ta, mines of the data, maybe even sells it. isn't it the same? >> it is but facebook had a class action lawsuit about that for advertisements and selling information to companies and i think they settled for $915 million to make it go away. they have to disclose that ahead of time. you have to knowingly agree to that. instagram minors go on there. they cannot agree to any terms but instagram doesn't block them from using it so there's a possibility they'll pay. they have to be careful and user-friendly
by arguing that no single action can solve the problem that will save our children. you know me. i am a conservative republican who received the nra's highest ratings over four terms in congress. i saw this debate over guns as a powerful symbolic struggle between individual rights and government control. and you know what? in the years after waco and ruby ridge, the symbolism of that debate seemed even more powerful to me. but the symbols of that ideological struggle, they've been shattered by the harvest's own from violent, mind-numbing video games and gruesome hollywood movies that dangerously desensitize those who struggle with mental health challenges. and then add in military-styled weapons and high-capacity magazines to that equation, and tragedy can never be too far behind. you know, there's no easy ideological way forward. if it were only that simple as to blame hollywood or the nra or insufficient funding for mental health, then our task would be completed in no time. but i come to you this morning with a heavy heart and no easy answers. still, i've spent the past few days gr
here but i think a lot of people were surprised at how strong that call for action and change was. >> he said -- he vowed to use whatever power this office holds to stop these types of massacres. >> keep in mind, he did not talk about the gun control issue at all on the campaign trail or after tucson or after aurora. he did yesterday. >> jeff glor thank you. >>> officials released the names of the victims over the weekend, and now family members and friends are telling their stories. jim axelrod is here in newtown with a closer look at some of those victims. jim, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. the grief comes in overwhelming ways here in newtown, norah. putting names and faces to numbers of victims produces an almost crippling sadness. >> one, two, three, ready, and go. ♪ come now almighty king ♪ >> reporter: simply put, 6-year-old ana marquez-greene had the voice of an angel. she didn't miss a beat as she sang alongside her brother in this home video. in a statement on facebook her father jazz musician jimmy greene wrote as much as she's needed he
and take into actions that she did, that shooter had the capability of killing much more in this tragedy would have been far worse if it wasn't for her heroic actions, so, i think that that loss certainly is extremely heart felt and we're saddened, but in the other instance, it gives me great pleasure to know that she did what she was supposed to do and when we talk about these types of things, in our wildest dreams did we ever think that the conversation that her and i actually had would unfold into reality and then causing the loss of her life. she's truly a hero today. >> dave: we mention you're the first selectmen in woodbury and how is your community coming together around this tragedy? >> the first thing when this was unfolding was sheer shock and then it was horror and then it goes into heart break and as a community, we're coming together and we're all talking, we're grieving and trying to make some sense of the senseless and we're strong, we're a small community and we'll come together and get through this. >> dave: is there anything you need? i think so many people ask us what
-- >> uh-huh. megyn: -- in the absence of any command action to do the same could leave an objective observer feeling that the judge was not impartial. now, this is him, by the way, before he got charged with murder. you can see how important it was for him to have his beard before he got charged with murder. suddenly things changed once you have to be identified in court by the witnesses who say they saw you shoot and kill 13 people. but why -- is that true? were there no command action to him by his superiors in the military to shave the thing? >> no, that's the interesting nugget in all of this, is if it really is the responsibility -- which it is -- of the command and not the court to insure that he shaves his beard, then who's that commander? he didn't immediately move on forcing those standards. as you mentioned, this was not something he was doing in 2009, 2010 or 2011. just recently decided to do it as part of his delay in protest. you're a lawyer, i'm not, megyn, but i know a truism of defense attorneys is if the facts are against you, argue the law. if the law's against you
meaningful action to prevent future tragedies. opponents of gun control in congress, maintain that americans have a right to bear arms. but supporters of gun rights question the right to own certain types of guns. >> these are assault weapons. you don't hunt deer with these types of things. i think that's the question that a lot of people have to resolve in their own minds. where should this line get drawn? >> a free people should be an armed people. it ensures against the tyranny of the government, if they know that the biggest army is the american people. >> a number of gun control measures have been introduced in congress over the past few years. but not a single one has made it to the floor for a vote. senator dianne feinstein of california says she plans to introduce a bill next month that places a ban on assault weapons. >> today is the first day students across the country return to school since the massacre in connecticut. and from coast-to-coast, school districts are expected to review their security plans to satisfy anxious parents, students, teachers. i was receiving memos from my
in action. >> that was -- >> awesome. >> that was spectacular. >> the squirrel was eating the paint brush. >> on a time note, to the new jersey residents who are going through the phone book and making threatening phone calls to people name sandy, cut it out. you're being idiots. all right, be safe. >> i'm going to read you and your interpret. this shows where pollsters should have been asking very different questions. >> that's right, baby. this is how we do it at the network. oh, look at that, girl. you've got to bust out. >> this is from thomas. i want to see rob do his impression. >> i don't remember doing an impression on the show. >> see, there you go. >> the story that is so bizarre, a very strange story. get out of my house, man. l.l. was always licking his lips. see what i mean? >> apparently suffering from low blood sugar, but she is type now. the weird part is he just kept talking despite her passing out. it's crazy. >> i already know that you would push me out of the way. >> i'll be there for you. >> did you hit your head? >> you've got to keep talking, paula. i didn't fall fo
are certainly planning to take action if that eventuality were to occur. >> sir why's foreign ministry issued a statement on syrian tv saying they would not use chemical weapons against syrian people. cnn's pentagon correspondent barbara starr live in new york with us. good to see you. >> good to see you. >> how much faith can we put in the syrian government spokesperson and suggestsiing tt the people of syria are safe from chemical weapons. >> there is a new wrinkle here. in the last couple of days u.s. intelligence has got information that the syrian regime is moving its chemical weapons around. that basically, it looks like what they're trying to do maybe combine them with the missls, the rockets, artillery shells. the worry of the u.s. is latest movement signals they are preparing to put their weapons in a position to attack. whether they'll go ahead with it remains to be seen. why would they even be doing it right now? >> i think americans are familiar with hearing about saddam hussein's weapons. >> this is different. >> it is not the same. they're sophisticated. they have surface to sur
to promote gun control. remember this? >> in the coming days, jovan belcher's actions and the possible connection to football will be analyzed. if belcher didn't possess a gun, he and perkins would both be alive today. >> eric: so after that, bob costas said he wouldn't back track. but now, a couple hours later, costas called the jovan belcher commentary a mistake. he said my mistake and i left it open for too much communication. >> dana: i think bob costas has to say something. getting too much attention for it. i'm sure that nbc didn't like the type of attention he was getting. even if you agree with bob costas, even with the anthem and police honored on the field. but missed communication is another cop out. miscommunication means oops, i could have said it better. remember, we have heard this before in politics. as you remember, i don't have to repeat it. the question i have on this and the new information was the police. they find anymore a bentley and wake up and say hey, don't drive. maybe there is a little bit more of giving a pass. to people who are famous or wealthy with a be
are our children. and we're going to have to come together and take meaningful action to prevent more tragedies like this, regardless of the politics. this evening, michelle and i will do what i know every parent in america will do which is hug our children a little tighter and we'll tell them that we love them. and we'll remind each other how deeply we love one another. but there are families in connecticut who cannot do that tonight. and they need all of us right now. in our days to come, the community needs us to be at our best as americans and i will do everything in my power as president to help. because while nothing can fill the space of a lost child or loved one, all of us can extend a hand to those in need, to remind them that we are there for them. that we are praying for them. that the love they felt for those they lost endures not just in their memories, but also, in our ours. may god bless the memory of the victims and in the words of spriccher heal the broken hearted and binds up their wounds. >> that is an emotional president obama speaking just now about the mass shoot
and humanly and naturally possible. later that day i wandered down to the cemetery with the famous mr. action epitaph and realized quite by accident the last place on the mountain where the sun shines is his grave. so it is so like jefferson to soak up every last hour every moment of energy and a flight. so what do we make of this man who was so eager to increase the day to enjoy it and to endure as long as he did? - we have to see him for what he was. he was a working politician. here is what george washington wrote to jefferson and hamilton and they're relatively rough early days in the cabin at in the 79 peace wendi as jefferson put we were put in the cabinet like cops at each other's throats. here's washington. however unfortunate while we are encompassed on all sides with avowed enemies and insidious trends that internal dissensions should be hearing and tearing our titles. harrowing and tearing our titles it's a very vivid phrase jon adams in the same era said jefferson's mind is poisoned with passion, prejudice and faction. hamilton said of jefferson this is how well it worked, hamilto
is the solution? the solution is this kind of town hall meeting across the country and then people taking action and going to their legislators and saying we want these laws changed. otherwise it's not going to happen. >> i'll come to you after the break. remember, you can call and send a question on twitter. we're getting a huge reaction, and not everyone agrees with what i believe on this, but many do, too. we'll talk after the break. [ female announcer ] nature exists on the grandest scale... nature valley granola thins pack the big taste of granola and dark chocolate into one perfect square, under 100 calories. nature valley granola thins. >>> we're going to do something, that's obvious. and people want to get stuff before a ban on whatever comes in. probably magazines. people get scared. >> in the wake of the newtown tragedy, gun sales are soaring across america, especially for weapons like the ar-15 that was used. back to my studio guests. people get driven to believe that they have to protect themselves, that that's why they have to be armed. every time one of these shootings happens, mor
long the market will tolerate that uncertainty. so, what if no deal is reached and no action is taken? >> well, heather, i actually believe that might be the best outcome of all. when we look at it, there's not really a cliff. what happens on wednesday morning, the first day of the year, we'll roll out of bed and put the gasoline in our car and go to work. so there's not going to be a big change immediately. there will be an increase in taxes, something that's already been agreed to. you know, 12 years ago they agreed to the bush tax cuts would have a sunset provisions and the cuts to spending that will occur were agreed to two years ago with the debt ceiling agreement. so they already have a compromise agreement, they're just trying to change that compromise. >> and speaking of change, what if a partial deal is reached, which is what we're talking about right now, through possibly that plan c? >> yeah, i think the markets would like that. the markets are going to continue to trade on the news and you might see the market continue to trend downward, but at 13,000, that's still a good
meetings across the country, and then people taking action and going to their legislators and saying, we want these laws changed. >> i want to bring in a woman after this break who shot and killed an attacker in her church. you'll be surprised to hear what she says about civilians being armed with guns. remember, you can send a question on twitter hash tag guns in america. getting a huge reaction as you can imagine. not everyone agrees with what i believe about this, but many do too. we'll talk after the break. i'm doing my own sleep study. advil pm® or tylenol pm. the advil pm® guy is spending less time lying awake with annoying aches and pains and more time asleep. advil pm®. the difference is a better night's sleep. with annoying aches and pains and more time asleep. well, it's that time of year again. you know, picture-taking season. and with photo stream, you can share all the photos you want, with just the people you want. it's as easy as pie. mmmm .. pie. hurry in and try five succulent entrees, like our tender snow crab paired with savory garlic shrimp. just $12.99. come into
action to prevent more tragedies, to save future children. >> because what choice do we have? are we prepared to say such violence visited on our children year after year after year is somehow the price of our freedom? >> reporter: but a couple hundred people who marched from capitol hill to the offices of the national rifle association, and new york city michael bloomberg standing with victims of gun violence, there is one issue to confront -- access to guns. >> this is just ridiculous. this is an outrage. we are killing each other. and we're the only industrialized country in the world doing it. >> reporter: proposals being pushed in congress include reinstating the ban on certain types of semiautomatic rifles, which expired in 2004. and banning high capacity magazines. even some gun stalwarts such as west virginia democratic senator joe manchin sounded a bit more compromising. >> i don't know anyone in the sporting or hunting arena that goes out with an assault rifle. i don't know anybody that needs 30 rounds in a clip to go hunting. >> reporter: white house officials say the pres
her gun and began hiring. the officer who raced to her being hailed as heros. >> there are actions of protecting the community quickly escalated from responding to a call for service to performances of heroic actions by members of this police department. >> officers ruth burns and kevin stein both out of the hospital. officer james garber is also expected to be okay. the gunman was shot dead. preparations underway right now in new york city, just down the street for the 2013 ball drop today organizers will test out the confetti. throughout the year visitors to times square right new year's wishes on pieces of paper. i have not known that. they turn that into confetti. expected to watch the event for the first time in four decades it will not be hosted by dick clarming who passed away this year. a series of contributes are planned those are the headlines. have you ever in times square for the ball drop. >> never have and never will. >> juliet: if you are covering it and have access and raised up on platforms. i can't imagine. the people there you can't even leave. >> clean and comfo
, good to be with you. new this morning, president obama outlining his course of action if we all go off the cliff. >> if an agreement isn't reached on time, then i'll urge the senate to hold an up-or-down vote on a basic package that protects the middle class from an income tax hike, extends vital unemployment insurance for americans looking for a job and lays the ground work for more economic growth and deficit reduction. >> the president is optimistic that a deal can be reached midnight on new year's eve. listen to senate minority leader mitch mcconnell. >> we had a good meeting down at the white house. engaged in discussions in the hopes we can come forward as early as sunday and have a recommendation that i can make to my conference and the majority leader can make to his conference. >> and the senate is set to reconvene sunday at 1:00 eastern time. the house also expected to be in session on sunday. they'll start at 2:00 eastern time with the first votes coming at 6:30. let's head up to capitol hill. mike viqueira is there. so what? even if they reach a deal today or tomorrow? do w
. and what action might be taken. >> kang is charged with use of a hand gun while committing a felony, attempted murder, and assault. >> next, could a financial disaster be averted in our nation's capital? we will have the latest on the fiscal cliff tops. >> who can get individual federal aid the following superstorm sandy? >> we will tell you the big-name the ravens will miss for the rest of the season. >> shores on a steed doppler. some big changes. 48 at the airport. 48 at the airport. relative we're here! [ giggling ] these days, nobody has time to get sick. mom, i don't feel good. but minuteclinic makes it easy to get well. our nurse practitioners can diagnose and write prescriptions for everything from strep throat to sinus infections with no appointment necessary, so you can feel better in no time. minuteclinic, the medical clinic in cvs pharmacy, now offering flu shots every day, no appointment necessary. find a clinic near you at minuteclinic.com. >> 21 people were taken to hospitals but not their injuries was considered to be life- threatening. authorities are investigating
to re-examine questionable prosecutions. but she defends the actions of the police in these two cases. >> anita alvarez: we have not uncovered any evidence of any misconduct by the police officers or the state's attorneys that took the statements in these cases. >> pitts: alvarez still believes the confession terrill swift gave in the nina glover case, despite the fact there was no d.n.a. evidence linking him or the others to the crime. did you find any of the boys' d.n.a. on the victim? >> alvarez: no, we didn't. >> pitts: did you find any of their d.n.a. in the basement of the house? >> alvarez: no. >> pitts: how do you explain that the boys would say they raped a woman and there not be any d.n.a. evidence? doesn't that strike you as odd? >> alvarez: well, we would love to have d.n.a. on everything and every... and every piece of evidence that we have in every crime. but it doesn't necessarily occur. >> pitts: last year, the innocence project retested the one d.n.a. sample that was recovered inside the victim, nina glover. it was submitted to the national d.n.a. database, and a matc
be ready to take action. here's abc's senior national correspondent jim avila. >> it was just grand. this was our dream. >> reporter: the family home, dream and nest egg for wisconsin's linda and jim mcmahon. until it had to be sold out from under linda to pay back a reverse mortgage as soon as her husband died. >> i get a letter, sorry to hear about your husband passing away. buy the house or move out. >> reporter: reverse mortgages give homeowners an immediate cash payment in exchange for future equity. allowing them to stay in the house until death. but only people 62 and older qualify. linda was too young to be on the mortgage, so, when her older husband died, she lost everything. it's only one danger inherent in the reverse mortgage. >> hi, i'm fred thompson. >> hi, i'm henry winkler. >> reporter: critics say the tv commercials prey on vulnerable seniors. and today, the government is warning that reverse mortgages are not free money. >> turn their equity into tax free cash. >> give you tax free cash. >> they are not being told about the down side. >> reporter: right now in amer
meaningful action and we should also point out, and ratings on the game title so parents have a sense of how violent and nonviolent the games have to be, but maybe you're seeing the evolution in public opinion, but kind remains to be seen. coming up, dr. sanjay gupta, he'll take a look at the mental health angle of the story. wait till your kids move back home after college. we were going through so much of the bargain detergent. and the clothes didn't look as good. but since we switched to tide we use much less. an amazing clean for all three of our full-grown dependent bundles of joy. that's my tide, what's yours? plays a key role throughout our lives. one a day men's 50+ is a complete multivitamin designed for men's health concerns as we age. it has 7 antioxidants to support cell health. one a day men's 50+. >>> the national coverage of the newtown shooting, several residents have said the shooter adam lanza had asbe berger's syndrome. sanjay gupta takes a look at the fact and the fiction behind this misunderstood condition. >> asperger's is a type of autism. doctors call autism a neurode
phone category. the free app allows users to add action sequences to videos shot. it is the top app for the ipad the free drawing application creating a sketch book out of an ipad. brooklyn want to go build a new job center the plan to pay for it is not good. the money would come with revenues generated by a billboard. abc 7 news reporter laura anthony. how to pay for a new job in career resource center in west oakland. a proposed deal between the city and oakland army based developer would fund the center from proceed with five bright and shiny billboards at the bay bridge landing. >> those decisions have been made and negotiated since the billboards are going to be there. the revenue or some of the revenue from the billboard ought to fund the job center. >>> as a show of support they held a candlelight vigil and prayer service. the event was held on 18th and adeline which would house the career center. it is ultimately a bad one for the community. >> we all want jobs and a job center. to base it on poll lawsuiting our landscape that's the tradeoff it is trying to pit us geevens other which
the people of newtown, they're not alone. a powerful call to action. a president filled with angry. >> i come to offer the love and prayers of a nation. mere words cannot match the depths of your sorrow. nor can they heal your wounded hearts. you're not alone in your grief. >> reporter: consolation first. and then, a call to action. >> this is our first task. caring for our children. if we don't get that right, we don't get anything right. can we truly say, as a nation, that we're meeting our obligations? the answer is no. these tragedies must end. and to end them, we must change. >> reporter: president obama, stricken and stern, promised to make america safer for our children. >> i'll use whatever power this office holds to engage my fellow citizens in an effort aimed at preventing more tragedies like this. are we really prepared to say we're powerless in the face of such carnage? >> reporter: across the audience, tears became sobs, as the president remembered those who shielded the children. >> dawn hochsprung, mary sherlach, lauren rousseau, vicki soto, rachel davino and anne marie murphy.
care. we'll have the latest on that. >>> a vigil for firefighters, a tornado in action and december surfing in the great lakes. good morning. i'm mara schiavocampo. a powerful winter storm that brought an odd mix of tornadoes, heavy winds and snow to the nation's midsection is now wreaking havoc on the northeast. snow and sleet have produced treacherous road conditions from pennsylvania and western new york to maine with more than a foot of snow expected in some areas. this storm so far being blamed for at least six deaths. and as nbc's kurt gregory reports, the storm is creating a post holiday travel nightmare. >> reporter: cleanup on the day after christmas for the deep south. a record of more than 20 tornadoes as a massive storm system ripped through mississippi and alabama and left arkansas with a record-breaking white christmas. that storm system continued its march across the center of the nation wednesday, leaving a near whiteout from detroit -- >> not used to it. it's slick. >> reporter: -- to indianapolis. >> it's definitely a doozy out there. >> reporter: the blizzard-like
as the president issued an emotional call for action. >> for those of us who remain, let us find the strength to carry on and make our country worthy of their memory. >> randi kaye, cnn, atlanta. >>> next, the stories that affect your bottom line, from facebook's ipo to the new apple boss, to the fiscal cliff. a look at the biggest money stories of the year. >>> and later this hour, the ten most intriguing people of 2012 as chosen by you. that's why there's glucerna hunger smart shakes. they have carb steady, with carbs that digest slowly to help minimize blood sugar spikes. [ male announcer ] glucerna hunger smart. a smart way to help manage hunger and diabetes. till you finish your vegetables. [ clock ticking ] [ male announcer ] there's a better way... v8 v-fusion. vegetable nutrition they need, fruit taste they love. could've had a v8. or...try kids boxes! to come home for the holidays. that's double miles you can actually use... sadly, their brother's white christmas just got "blacked out." [ brother ] but it's the family party! really jingles your bells, doesn't it? my gift to you! the
to eliminate some of that. any action you can take right now? >> i'd check your withholding. if you are one of the 75% of americans who actually gets a refund each year, reducing your withholding could put more money in your pocket and actually temper the effects of the payroll tax holiday expiration. >> good to have you on tonight. thank you. >> thanks for having me. >> as we're hearing from a lot of americans worried about the fiscal cliff and its effect on their taxes on this final weekend before christmas, malls are packed across america. millions of folks, myself among them, doing a lot of last-minute shopping. nbc's michelle franzen is along 5th avenue here in midtown manhattan where the buying seems to be brisk. michelle, good evening. >> reporter: well, good evening, lester. shoppers are out tonight on this last saturday before christmas, typically one of the busiest days of the shopping season. whether shoppers are wrapping up gift buying or just getting started. but for some, that uncertainty over the fiscal economy is also affecting how much they'll spend. with just three more da
the impact of that on demand later in 2013. the second action the bank has taken to provide a breathing space before these broad macroeconomic factors feedthrough is to introduce what we call a funding for lending scheme. a special scheme started on the first of august under which the bank of england, with the garden -- guarantee of the governor because this is a cause i-fiscal action, would provide four-year financing for banks to enable them to increase lending to the real economy or at the least, to contract lending to the real economy by less than they would otherwise have done. we will lend to banks according to how much they are expanding their own net lending to the real economy and the more they expand their net lending, the lower the interest rate which will charge on loans to them. there is a powerful financial incentive built into this funding for lending scheme to persuade banks into expanding their lending. we're confident it will feed through especially to the mortgage market during 2013. the final factor is to look once again at the banking system. in the autumn of 2008, the un
appropriate care so that someday he isn't watching with horror on the television as the tragic actions of his child unfold. we think of the story shared online of the mother in idaho terrified that her own son has the capacity to kill some day. and yet, without the ability to give him the intensive medical care, treatment and intervention she believes he needs. across this country, mental health care is a growing challenge for us, between 2009 and 2011, states cut more than $2 billion from community mental health services. two-thirds of states have significantly slashed funding in these difficult economic times leaving parents seeking help for their mentally ill children often with nowhere to turn. mr. president, we must do better for all these parents, the parents who lost their children at sandy hook elementary, the parents who lost their children who were teachers and faculty, the parents of those who are first responders and families who struggle with children with mental illnesses and mental health problems. frankly this week, i also think about parents all over our country who have lost
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